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Visalia Players

Driving Miss Daisy Presented By Visalia Players

IN THE October 25 ISSUE

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by Nancy Holley



The Visalia Players are proud to present Alfred Uhry’s Pulitzer Prize winning comedy-drama Driving Miss Daisy. The play and film made popular by such stars as Jessica Tandy, Morgan Freeman, Angela Lansbury, and James Earl Jones depict the twenty-five year relationship of a Jewish woman raised in the segregated South and her African-American chauffeur, a product of the same era.

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Cabaret Presented By Visalia Players

IN THE August 16 ISSUE

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by Nancy Holley



Cabaret, the iconic musical, opens the 61st season of the Visalia Players and the 42nd season of the Ice House Theatre. Cabaret is set in 1930s Germany as the Nazis are coming to power, but its basic themes of love, apathy, and totalitarianism are universal. Thus, over its 50-year history, the staging of Cabaret has mirrored American society at the time of the production.

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by Larry Ham



The word Icon gets thrown around a lot these days. Icons come pretty cheap in the year 2017. But, when it comes to the world of rock and roll music, there are some performers who can accurately be called Icons. And Buddy Holly is one of them. And if you want to know why he is such an iconic figure, then go see a performance of Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story at the Ice House Theatre in Visalia.

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by Nancy Holley



The Visalia Players at the Ice House Theatre are excited to climax their 60th anniversary season with the musical, Buddy–The Buddy Holly Story. Alan Janes wrote the play to honor Holly’s remarkable talent and to spotlight the extraordinary significance of his work.

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The Amish Project Presented by the Visalia Players

IN THE April 12 ISSUE

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by Nancy Holley



The Amish Project asks the question “How could the Amish forgive such a thing?” Playwright Jessica Dickey was deeply affected by the shooting that occurred on October 2, 2006, at a one-room Amish schoolhouse in Nichol Mines, PA. Dickey determined to answer the question, asked by so many at the time of the incident. Her journey began with the many news reports, but continued and ended with deeply researching the Amish themselves.

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Wit On Stage in Visalia

IN THE March 1 ISSUE

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by Nancy Holley



Wit, Margaret Edson’s Pulitzer Prize winning drama, is the next offering by the Visalia Players at the Ice House theatre. Wit, through its leading character Vivian Bearing, describes a journey of questioning a lifetime of decisions when there is literally no redemption from the path set. Fortunately, for most of us, if we take the time to reflect on our humanity or lack thereof, we have the opportunity to make changes in our lives.

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Doublewide, Texas On Stage in Visalia

IN THE January 4 ISSUE

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by Nancy Holley



Doublewide, Texas is a hilarious comedy by the writing trio of Jesse Jones, Nicholas Hope, and Jamie Wooten. Jones Hope Wooten, as they are collectively known, are famous for their well written laugh-out-loud scripts. Other works include The Dixie Swim Club and Always a Bridesmaid.

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The Last Five Years Presented by Visalia Players

IN THE November 2 ISSUE

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by Nancy Holley



The Last Five Years, a romantic yet realistic musical by Jason Robert Brown, has received worldwide acclaim since its 2001 premiere in Chicago. The actors and directors of the Visalia Players upcoming production universally proclaimed their love for the show.

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The Vagina Monologues Presented By Visalia Players

IN THE September 19 ISSUE

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by Nancy Holley



The Vagina Monologues has been controversial from the outset. Criticisms have been advanced and retracted. The playwright has been lauded and defamed, but regardless of opposition, the show is recognized as an important piece of drama staged locally and internationally for 20 years.

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Arsenic and Old Lace Presented By Visalia Players

IN THE August 3 ISSUE

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by Nancy Holley



The Visalia Players kick off their 60th anniversary season and 40th year in the Ice House Theatre with the farcical classic Arsenic and Old Lace. Although the play had a run of nearly 1500 performances on Broadway, the movie with Cary Grant brought the story to the general populace.

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by Irene Morse



What happens when Anton Chekhov meets Christopher Durang? The answer is a comedy that is unlike anything either of them has ever written before, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike. The Visalia Community Players are proud to round out their 2015-2016 season at the Ice House Theatre with this comedy about a quirky family.

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Next Fall On Stage in Visalia

IN THE May 11 ISSUE

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by Nancy Holley




A promise made and not kept is the “proverbial straw” in Next Fall, the Visalia Players’ production that opens at the Ice House Theatre on Friday, May 13.

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The Outgoing Tide On Stage in Visalia

IN THE March 23 ISSUE

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by Nancy Holley



Gunner and Peg have been married for fifty years. Although not formally educated, Gunner has provided well for his wife and their son Jack. With the help of a lawyer friend, he has carefully managed and invested his resources, resulting in a comfortable retirement life style.

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Dogfight On Stage in Visalia

IN THE February 3 ISSUE

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by Nancy Holley



Dogfight, a new musical, is coming to the Ice House Theatre in Visalia. Dogfight premiered Off-Broadway in 2012. After its Off-Broadway premier, Musical Theatre International described Dogfight as hauntingly beautiful. The show has since had premiers in England, Australia, and Holland.

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